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Research Project: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in a Porcine Model of Diet-Induced CVD

Location: Diet, Genomics and Immunology Laboratory

Project Number: 8040-51530-058-013-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2019
End Date: Dec 31, 2021

The objective of this proposal is to assess the response of porcine brain to dietary intervention with atherogenic diets associated with Cardiovascular disease (CVD) relative to a Heart Healthy diet.

1) Generate RNA-sequencing data from frontal, temporal and hippocampal regions of the brain of Ossabaw pigs randomized to a Western or Heart-healthy dietary treatment group. 2) Assess differential gene expression among dietary treatments by fitting a generalized linear model followed by the Benjamini-Hochberg FDR correction method. 3) Correlate transcriptme and metabolome changes in brain sections.